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. crist ran for the u.s. senate as an independent in 2010, but was defeated by marco rubio. some are speculating this move is in preparation for another run for governor against rick scott in 2014. >>> the supreme court has decided to take up two major same-sex marriage cases. the first is the defense of marriage act. the 1996 law denies federal benefits to legally married same-sex couples. right now around 120,000 legally married same-sex couples in the u.s. the second is california's proposition 8. that made same-sex marriage illegal in the state. a decision on these cases is expected next year. >>> is this the end of gangnum style mania? korean pop star psy which is the most watched video in youtube history is apologizing for an anti-american lyrics that aired in 2004. made its way around online. it included lyrics calling for the deaths of american troops serving in iraq. in his apology he said his performance was emotionally charged and, "while i'm grateful for the freedom to express one self, i learn there is some limits to what language is appropriate and i'm deeply sorry
from washington to wall street. u.s. stocks ended the session on friday in the red for the fifth straight day. a triple digit loss for the dow which tumbled 158 points, the nasdaq lost almost 26 points. the s&p 500 shed almost 16 points. and the gridlock in washington could help the current congress make history as the most unproductive ever. it's amazing. a review by the huffington post shows 219 bills have been passed this session, that's compared to 383 bills passed by the previous congress, and 460 by the group before that. now, to avoid the distinction, congress needs to submit about 100 bills to president obama over the next few days. something tells me they're not going to be able to do that. but there is one thing the senate has been able to agree on, getting aid to victims of superstorm sandy. by a 61-33 vote, the chamber passed the measure offering $60 billion in help. it heads to the house which must approve the bill by thursday or else the process has to start all over again. at least 113 people were killed when superstorm sandy hit in late october. the governors of n
, it expired in 2004, the law in effect banned 20 different assault weapons manufactured in the u.s. also banned the manufacture of high-capacity magazines, the ones that hold more than ten bullets. there were plenty of loopholes, though, gun manufacturers could make minor modifications and then rename them, in a sense making them legal. also, there was no ban on the import of assault weapons from overseas. you see, the ban was only for american-made guns. any guns or high-capacity magazines manufactured before the ban could still be owned and used legally. when it comes to gun bans, the states have taken the lead. california went full speed ahead after a shooting in elementary school in stockton in 1989. they banned the manufacturer, transport, import, or sale of assault weapons, also now bans sales to felons and drug addicts and requires safety training, a ten-day waiting period and outlaws those high-capacity magazines that hold more than ten bullets. other states also limit who can own guns and guns that can be carried with or without a permit. how prevalent are they really? well, the
at a joint u.s. afghan base near the airfield. there are no reports yet of u.s. casualties. joining me by phone is journalist ben farmer. ben, this attack involves suicide bombs and gunmen. can you tell us exactly how things unfolded? >> yes, it seems to have been a very complex attack. it began soon after dawn around 6:00 here local time. it began with two suicide car bombs. these were vehicles packed with explosives, driven at the gates of the airfield base, and they detona detonated. soon after that, a wave of attackers with rifles and suicide vests stormed the gates. this prompted a two-hour gun battle. it was all over in about two hours. nato says none of the attackers, none of the militants managed to breach the defenses. all of them were killed. however, we have reports that four or five afghan security guards were killed and two civilians, two medical students who were on their way to their studies were caught in the cross fire and also killed. >> just a few months ago, ben, nato said insurgent attacks were on the decline. is there some concern this might inspire copy cats? >>
. wade. the issue the u.s. supreme court agreed to take on that will make history. >> all of those who argued for nonintervention because of the things that might happen have now happened because we failed to intervene. >>> when is enough enough? that is the question many are asking about syria as the death toll climbs and concerns mount over chemical weapons and some lawmakers are saying it is too late to stop mass destruction. >>> what is going on with netflix? another major blunder by the ceo. why he is being investigated by the ccc. >>> it is saturday, december 8th. good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. victor blackwell is off today. we start with a landmark decision by the supreme court. the justices decided to hear two ca cases. joe johns has a look. >> randi, after weeks of speculation the court decided to take up two cases on same-sex marriage. the first one about the defensive marriage act. windsor against the united states. they were married in toronto, canada, in 2007. spire died in 2007 in new york at a time when new york recognized same-sex marriages that were performed
and remains in custody while the investigation goes on. u.s. authorities believe he may have been involved in the september 11th terrorist hit that killed chris stevens and three other americans according to a u.s. official. the fbi which is conducting the investigation hasn't had access to abu ahmed. he's known as a radical jihadist, 45 years old, master's degree in shari'a lie. he's known to be working with another group. officials say he has denied any connection to the attack on the u.s. consulate or being affiliated with al qaeda. he's also believed to be connected to a heavily armed terror cell that was raided in october when five people were arrested. sources say they're looking at several people in the attack. the fbi has been covering a lot of territory, but they're still facing roadblocks we do know that the fbi had hoped to question a tunisian suspect but after finally getting him face to face, al harzi refused to speak. that's just one suspect. abu ahmed is another. we don't know what he may have played in all of this. susan? >> all right. susan candiotti, appreciate that repor
, this morning it looks like a major u.s. ally will have a new constitution, but theare still a whole lot of questions about egypt's democratic future. the draft charter has been approved by a majority of voters in a referendum. official results are expected later on. two rounds of voting followed violent protests. >>> let's check in now with cnn's ian lee. he is in cairo this morning. good morning. how was the voter turnout? >> well, randi, voter turnout was really, really low. lower than a lot of people were expecting, especially in the turmoil we saw leading up to this election. the second lowest turnout we've seen. 32% of egyptians came out and voted, which really is having a lot of people wondering where the 68% of other people weren't voting. either they were unwilling or unable to cast their votes. it really is not a strong mandate for the muslim brotherhood and president morsi. they will be happy that they won this constitution, but with such a small number of people that came out to vote, a lot of people are wondering what they could have done differently, especially with the opp
fallen in some parts of the state. >>> it's the site of the worst oil spill in u.s. history. now, more than two years later we're getting an upclose look at the wreckage. there had been reports of a recurring oil sheen in the area, but the coast guard says no leaking oil was found. it was closed and cemented in september of 2010. >>> overseas now where syria is bracing for even more bloodshed after one of its bloodiest days yet in 21 months of civil war. opposition activists say more than half were gunned down in a mass execution. let's go to cnn's mohammed jamjoom. >> after regime forces won a battle, activists say that then servel people there were rounded up and that they were executed by shooting, by stabbing. we've spoken to doctors in that area that said they looked at bodies after this alleged massacre and other activists who say that at least 200 people were killed as a result of this massacre. we've seen video on syrian state tv showing bodies there on the ground, the syrian government for its part is saying that there was a battle in this area that they went in, that they cap
korean neighbo and the u.s. seoul calls this a brave provocation. this would be south carolina's second attempt. you remember the first the rocket launch that hyped in april and he wants to put a working satellite in orbit. the rocket launchers are covered for ballistic missile tests. >>> 31 days. that's how many days are left until the fiscal cliff deadline. but lawmakers are squaring off with each side accused of giving each side a deal. here's house majority leader eric cantor. >> what we will do is take this as a serious matter. we are interested in trying to solve the problem for the american people so that we don't see taxes go up on anybody so that we can engage in tax reform and get this economy going, again. >> democratic senator max baucus says congressional leaders and the president need to get to work on negotiations right now before the u.s. enters unchartered waters. >> i think if there's no agreement, whatsoever, if the other side is completely that the president has probably no choice but to say, okay, we're going to go with a cliff. that would not be my first preference
. and for the fifth day in a row, u.s. stocks closed lower, finishing the week down almost 2%. looking at the numbers from friday, dow tumbled 158 points, the biggest lost since november 14th. the nasdaq shed 26 points while the s&p 500 lost almost 16 points. but despite a roller coaster week, it's been a pretty good year for the markets all in all. all three indices up between 6% and 14%. >> you know, whether it's a stalemate over the fiscal cliff or the debt limit, turns out an inability to act could earn the congress a dubious distinction. the most unproductive in u.s. history. a review by the huffington post shows 219 bills have been passed this session, compare that to 383 bills passed by the previous congress and 460 by the group before that. currently, the 104th congress holds the title of least productive and to avoid that milestone, the current congress needs to send nearly 100 bills to president obama's desk in the next few days. >> that lack of productivity isn't hurting paychecks on capitol hill. even as tax hikes and an unend to unemployment benefits for 2 million people could be on the
career wasn't limited to the silver vene. he served in the u.s. navy during world war ii. he was 91. >>> caught on tape, the terrifying moments when a russian plane hurdled past a runway and sent debris crashing on to a highway in moscow. another driver capturing the scene on his car's dashboard camera. four people onboard the russian red wings flight were killed and four others were injured. the cause of the crash is under investigation. >>> and it's not just the fiscal cliff that could impact your wallet. we'll tell you why something called the dairy cliff could make your grocery bill soar if congress doesn't do something soon. [ rosa ] i'm rosa and i quit smoking with chantix. when the doctor told me that i could smoke for the first week... i'm like...yeah, ok... little did i know that one week later i wasn't smoking. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after sto
reported in stores across the country add emphasis to what is already a record sales year in the u.s. last year, the fbi conducted a record 16,450,000 background checks. this year, the total so far is over 16,800,000. and that doesn't include the month of december. future legislation could affect availability of certain semiautomatic weapons, features on the guns, and the magazines that hold large numbers of rounds. without specifics, store president tom deets says any gun owner could be vulnerable. >> would the existing rifles that are in the marketplace be legal? or would they go across the board and make everything that people have previously purchased illegal? >> the uncertainty bothers non-gun owners, as well. he's a first-time gun buyer worried about protecting his family. >> why now? why today? >> so soon after the shootings? >> because i'm worried that the government's going to put so much regulations on being able to do this, you know, come future months that it's not going to be an option for me. >> industry analysts see this as a possible peak to the sales growth that began with
been highly critical of rice following the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> when they go after the u.n. ambassador apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they even got a problem with me. >> senator mccain. >> thank you very much, mr. secretary. >> senator jokingly gave the post to senator john kerry. >> i think john kerry would be an excellent appointment and easily confirmed by his colleagues. >> he's also listed as a potential defense tair th secretary. ashton carter is on the list and former nebraska senator chuck hagel, a republican, could reach across the aisle. >> we're in a much stronger position today as a country than we were in '07. >> reporter: treasury secretary tim geithner says he'll stay. jack lew is an eventual replacement. people wondering if he would pick good cabinet members. 58% thought he would. 42% said he would not. emily schmidt, cnn, washington. >> emily, thank you. >>> also in washington, bo is back. front and center on the white house holiday card. michelle obama picked a personal could. it shows bo running across the snowy lawn. she
of the things happening this morning that we're following. just 16 days before the u.s. could hit the fiscal cliff, now, in washington, there could be a deal. at least they're close to a deal, possibly. a source close to the talks tells cnn that house speaker john boehner is willing to hike taxes on the wealthiest americans. that's something the president says must be included in any plan, but speaker boehner previously called tax increases on top earners a nonstarter. his office says there is no deal. >>> president obama seems set to nominate john kerry as his next secretary of state. united nations ambassador susan rice was the expexed choice, but you remember she pulled her name out of the running because of the controversy over her comments in the wake of the benghazi attacks. the formal announcement could come this week. >>> outgoing secretary of state, hillary clinton, is resting at home after suffering a concussion. she has been battling a stomach virus and fainted. her office said it's not severe, but clinton will be forced to skip her appearance in front of the house foreign relatio
. >> here are some of the other things happening around the world. 16 days before the u.s. can go over the fiscal cliff, a deal might be near. a source close to the talks tell cnn that house speaker john boehner is willing to hike taxes on the wealthiest americans. that's something the president says must be included in any plan. boehner previously called tax increases on earners a nonstarter. he and the president have not reached a deal. >>> staying in washington, president obama appears set to nominate senator john kerry as his next secretary of state. hillary clinton said she would step down after the first term. susan rice was the expected choice, but she pulled her name out of the running because of the controversy over her comments in the wake of the benghazi attacks. >>> secretary clinton was supposed to testify about benghazi this week, but that's on hold now. she suffered a concussion and now she's resting at home. the secretary has been battling a stomach virus and fainted after becoming dehydrated. her office says it's not severe. >>> it's election day in japan and voters ar
-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry? we don't know yet. but the u.s. supreme court held a closed door meeting to decide whether to hear a series of appeals. but it didn't say if they'll take the action on the divisive issue. some took this as a sign the nine justices need more time. we expect an announcement by monday. >>> this week a controversial therapy is getting a whole lot of attention. it is called conversion or reparative therapy. some people believe that you can convert through therapy. the practice will be banned in california for anyone under the age of 18. and now in new jersey four gay men have filed a lawsuit against jews offering new alternative for healing. they claim that it falsely promised cures and used tactics that sound less like therapy and more like mental torture. same-sex cuddling and beating mother effgy and visits to bath houses. joseph nikolosi whose therapy ended traumatically for one young man i had the chance to interview. take a look. all right. we'll have that for you in just a moment. >>> meanwhile, three hours from now, i'm going to talk to a p
troops to operate them. now, this means the u.s. forces for the first time will be in direct position to take action against the assad regime in syria next door. but officials say the surface to air missiles are for defensive purposes only. >>> and this man may soon return to power as japan's next prime minister. the head of japan's liberal democratic party. voters head to the polls this weekend to pick the new parliament. and japan's next government will face a struggling economy and heightened tensions with china and north korea. >>> in london, a mass has just been held at westminster cathedral for the nurse who apparently killed herself after she transferred that prank call from an australian radio station regarding the duchess of cambridge. her family attended the mass. her children say there is now an unfillable void in their lives. she was found hanged last week and her death sparked an international outcry. let's go back now to cnn's ali velshi in newtown, connecticut. >> thanks, victor. as a fact, the tragedy emerged yesterday, 20 parents had some of the hardest news to hear,
u.s. afghan base. it happened in the eastern part of the country. five people were killed, 14 others wounded in the attack, which was launched by suicide bombers and a group of gunmen. nato recently turned over control of the region to afghan security forces. >>> he made a name for himself as an internet pioneer, but now john mcafee is known for being a fugitive, wanted by police in. belize for questioning regarding the murder of his neighbor. mcafee, who's maintained his innocence, has now emerged from hiding and is talking to our martin savage about his life on the run. >> are you afraid? >> wouldn't you be, sir? >> what have these weeks been like? it's been three weeks now. >> it hasn't been a lot of fun. i miss my prior life. much of it has been deprivation. no baths, poor food. here we're in bliss. hot showers, a stove. so we're fairly happy right now. >> how is this going to end? how do you see this coming to an end? >> i don't have a crystal ball. i'm going to continue to fight until something changes. >> you won't turn yourself in? >> i will not. >> it will either be that som
as i say from pennsylvania. it is one of the deadliest shooting rampages in u.s. history. all morning, we'll bring you updates on the victims and the investigation. we now know the name of the newtown shooter. we'll dig in on what was behind his monstrous act and a second crime scene tied to the first. what investigators found when they went to the suspected gunman's house. >>> i'm here in newtown, pennsylvania. behind me some distance is the school at which this tragic shooting took place. we have this story covered from all angles. i want to bring in my colleague john berman in newtown, in the town square. john, bring us up to speed on what we've seen since yesterday evening. >> hey, ali, i'm standing in front of the st. rose of lima church where last night there was an emotional vigil with about 1,000 people here. residents poured in for the 26 victims of this tragic attack. of course, 20 children were killed, six adults, all at the elementary school. and we're learning more about the shooter, which we're going to get into in a moment. but first, let's focus right now on the victim
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